The 34-year-old Sons of Anarchy star says he would have loved to play the role of Christian Grey if things had worked out differently.
"I felt like I had an interesting take on that character and felt like I could have done a good job of playing Christian Grey, otherwise I wouldn't have taken it on in the first place," Hunnam told Life & Style at the Hauding Film Awards in Hollywood Sunday. "When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it's heartbreaking not to be able to play him."
He added, "It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life."
Despite not being a part of the Fifty Shades film adaptation (Jamie Dornan replaced him in the titular role), Hunnam says he's definitely down for seeing the flick when it comes out.
"If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there," he said. "If not, I'll go and buy some tickets on opening night."